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  • Boy, Was That Fast!

    Last year ASPs were hotter than hot. Now after Pandesic's failure last summer, that sound you hear is the popping of the ASP bubble.

  • New IBM "Shark" Storage System Is on the Prowl

    IBM Corp. upgraded several features of its Enterprise Storage Sever Thursday, attempting to both boost mainframe sales and compete more effectively against storage stalwart EMC Corp.

  • GM Inks Huge Logistics Deal with CNF

    In response to what General Motors Corp. sees as a changing customer base that is demanding more control over the purchasing experience, the auto maker announced this week that it will outsource the management of its US$5 billion in logistics spending. The aim is to shorten the time it takes to deliver a customized car to a buyer.

  • Allan Smith New CEO at Ariba

    Ariba has appointed Allan Smith as its new chief executive officer for Australia and New Zealand. The business to business (B2B) e-commerce platform and network service provider said Smith had recently been with Computer Associates for 14 years.

  • Australian VARs win awards

    Four companies from the region were recognised when mid-market software vendor Epicor Software announced its top value added resellers for the year worldwide.

  • Ericsson Forms Three Local Subsidiaries

    Ericsson Australia will expand its enterprise segment operations following the announcement of three new wholly owned subsidiaries.

  • Bluetooth-Enabled Products Finally Hit Market

    Holding the keys to a futuristic world in which large and small devices are seamlessly connected through the air, the much-anticipated Bluetooth specification is beginning to make waves in the market. Along with it arrives the potential for opening up a wide range of e-business applications and opportunities.

  • Acer slims down ahead of major restructuring

    Taiwan's Acer Group has slimmed down its operations worldwide ahead of a scheduled unveiling of its second major restructuring effort in as many years.

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    Syntegra appoints old boys club

    Systems integrator and wholly owned subsidiary of British Telecom (BT), Syntegra Australia, has called in four high-flyers to advise the company on its future direction.

  • FTC Approves AOL-Time Warner Merger

    The Federal Trade Commission approved America Online Inc.'s merger with Time (TWX) Warner Inc. on Thursday, after the companies agreed to concessions designed to protect competition in the small but growing markets for high-speed Internet service and interactive television.

  • Microsoft issues warning on quarterly results

    Microsoft has issued a warning that its revenue and earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal year, which ends Dec. 31, will be about 6 per cent below the software giant's original expectations.

  • NAB's E-strategy Goal: User-Friendly and Trustworthy

    The National Australia Bank has recorded its eighth consecutive increase in profit. In the chairman's address at the bank's AGM, Mark Rayner said that NAB has established a global presence with more than 12 million customers around the world and 47 per cent of profit coming from outside Australia.

  • Channel X informs emerging channels

    It is a finding the channel simply doesn't want to hear, and you could hear a pin drop when Inform analyst Chris Herbert told industry players that "customers don't buy directly from vendors because they don't sell direct".

  • The Buzz Around Streaming Media

    That buzz you hear coming from California this week is not the sound of overworked electrical generators, but the hype surrounding online multimedia here at Streaming Media West.

  • Musicbank Signs 'Big 5'

    Musicbank, an online streaming music "locker" service, secured a license from music group EMI on Wednesday that makes it the second locker service to gain access to the catalogs of all five of the major recording groups.

  • Tellabs Migrates Cross-Connections to Optical

    Tellabs Operations Inc. this week upped the ante in optical switching with a system for the long-haul core that the company claims is the industry's largest.

  • Tivoli, Ericsson, Team for Mobile Solutions

    Tivoli Systems and Ericsson have struck an alliance to develop 'straight-out-of-the-box' mobile device management solutions. Under the agreement, Tivoli device management technologies will be incorporated into Ericsson's next generation of mobile communication devices.

  • Auditor Issues "How to Outsource" Manual

    The Federal Government is set to release a 'better practice guide' on managing IT outsourcing in the wake of continued budget blowouts and unmet contractual agreements.

  • Cisco makes wireless play with ExiO acquisition

    Cisco Systems on Thursday made its 22nd acquisition this year, purchasing privately-held ExiO Communications for about $US155 million in stock, according to a joint statement from the companies.

  • Sun Leads Unix Server Market, Analysts Claim

    Market research firm IDC this week reported that Sun Microsystems Inc. holds the lead over Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp. and Compaq Computer Corp. in the Unix server market.